Sunday, June 17, 2012

WoO Show Duel in the Dakotas day two RRVS

Here you go dirt track racing fans - the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series made it's annual pilgrimage to North Dakota. Last night I was giving live up dates for the Fantasy Dirt Racing fans. I have also added some pictures and video from day two of the Duel in the Dakotas that was held on June 15, 2012 at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND.

I want to warn you right away that I am not a professional photographer or video-photographer, what I lack in talent I make up in effort. Wait, What?

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series had not been back to Red River Valley Speedway since the summer of 2009, since that time the track has been shorted to a 3/8 mile for a 1/2 mile track. Red River Valley Speedway is still one of the faster tracks on the World of Outlaws sprint car series.
Here is some videos from on of the warm up sessions - one of the heat races and the "A" main features as well - as you can see the track was very racy and fast. Starts are very critical and if you fall asleep you can find your self behind the 8 ball very quick and then it can become follow the leader.

When I go to the races at Red River Speedway I like next to the flag stand so I can see the start finish line better. You do tend to eat a bit of dirt and you can feel the horse power of the WoO Sprint Cars.

Here is the restart to the heat race that was listed above. I apologize that I am not a professional photographer and I used my old digital camera to shoot the video - but you can get a pretty good idea how the cars fly around the RRVS.

Red River Valley Speedway Statistical Report; Fargo, N.D.; June 16, 2012

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [$10,000]; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah [8] [$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$3,200]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9] [$2,500]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [3] [$2,300]; 7. 9-Joey Saldana [4] [$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [17] [$2,100]; 9. 1K-Chris Shirek [19] [$2,050]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [5] [$2,000]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [12] [$1,500]; 12. 6-Bill Rose [16] [$1,200]; 13. 82-Justin Henderson [2] [$1,100]; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley [10] [$1,050]; 15. 2-Austin Pierce [14] [$1,000]; 16. 91K-Kyle Fedyk [22] [$900]; 17. 10TRB-Bob Martin [20] [$800]; 18. 6C-Kaley Gharst [24] [$800]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [13] [$800]; 20. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [21] [$800]; 21. 19-Lee Grosz [15] [$800]; 22. 17M-Todd Mickelson [18] [$800]; 23. 8-Casey Mack [6] [$800]; 24. 92-Mitch Mack [23] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-8, 23-30; Chad Kemenah 9-22. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1K-Chris Shirek [+10].

I have always enjoyed the the start to the "A" feature for a World of Outlaws show, listen to Johnny Gibson the voice of the outlaws as he talks us through the start of the race.
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